Hi, my name is Diana, but it's pronounced Deanna because I'm from Spain.

I grew up in Madrid. I’m a Pisces, I have curly hair and you’ll never see me without my glasses (if you do, I won’t be seeing you).

I studied Art History (Madrid University, UAM) and also Visual Arts with a focus on Illustration (Madrid Art School #10). Now I divide my time between working as a freelance illustrator and teaching in museums. 

You can find me in San Francisco where I share a hundred year old house with my red bearded husband and a fluffy kitty. If I’m not there, I’ll be in Madrid trying to eat as much of my mom’s food as possible.


I work from my studio at home with my lazy cat sleeping at my feet.

My illustrations are mostly handmade. I enjoy playing with different techniques. I love patterns, textures and tiny little details.

I’m inspired by long walks, music, books, museums, nature, kids, smiles and far away places.


I am also an informal educator. Learn more about it on my education page.


I’m represented by Teresa Kietlinski of Bookmark Literary for children’s books in the US, Canada and the UK.

Short client list

Alice Editións, Usborne Publishing, Red Cross of Spain, ChiquiOcio Magazine, the California Academy of Sciences, the City Hall of Leganés, Pink Cloud Productions.